Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sing or Dare

I found this idea online somewhere, but can't find it again now. But here's my version:

I made this poster the week we were reviewing Baptism that said "Sing or Dare." The "Sing" cards had a fun way to sing a certain verse of the song we were reviewing. The "Dare" cards had a question or just something silly for the child to do. We ended up singing each verse of the song twice, with lots of fun mixed in! Here's what the cards said:

For Junior Primary
Stand on your chair and shout "I love primary!"
Name your favorite thing about Primary**
Name 2 latter day prophets
Switch seats with someone else
Give your teacher a hug
Give the primary presidency a high five

Clap the rhythm while you sing the 3rd verse of Baptism
March in place while you sing the 1st verse of Baptism
Play Stop/Go while you sing the 3rd verse of Baptism
Stand on one foot and sing the 1st verse of Baptism
Tiptoe in a circle while you sing the 2nd verse of Baptism
Whisper sing the 2nd verse of Baptism

For Senior Primary
Tell the names of everyone in your class
Stand on your chair and shout "I love Primary!"
Give everyone a high-five
Name 3 latter day prophets
Hop on one foot around the podium 3 times
Draw a picture of your favorite food

Stand on 1 foot while you sing the 3rd verse. If the other foot touches the ground, sit down.
Rub your belly and pat your head while you sing the 2nd verse.
Play stop/go while you sing the 1st verse.
Leave out the names of people and places in the 1st verse.
Girls face left, boys face right as you sing the 3rd verse.
"Buzz" instead of singing the word "the"

**On a side note, the 4-year-old little boy who got this dare, name your favorite thing about primary, thought about it long and hard and then said..."leaving!" We all got a chuckle out of that!


Panda said...

from a chorister in lancaster, pa (...can't even remember how i found this blog), thank you! your ideas are refreshing and fun. happy choristing!

Rachel said...

Found this today. I'm going to try this for singing time tomorrow! Thanks for sharing.

Dolly said...

Thanks so much!! This is really helpful :)

Dedra said...

Love this idea! I have 200 students a day come through my classroom, and I love having fresh, fun games to play with them! We are doing this today in music class! Thank you!

Camara said...

I am doing this tomorrow for singing time. I know my kids are going to love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Jen said...

Thanks, I am going to use this to review for the program this year. Great idea.

Julianne said...

I had to substitute for singing time today and found your website this morning. Used it and the kids LOVED it! Thank you for sharing! :)

Jennifer McDonald said...

I used this last Sunday. It was amazing. I look forward to doing it again!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! This helped a lot!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could "Like" this post!!! A-mazing!!! Thank you. I have a hard time figuring things out for the senior primary, so this helps so much!!!

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Helen R said...

Loved this idea! Thank you! I used it in my ward and it was a hit! I changed up the dares a bit because even though I wanted them to be fun, I also wanted the kids to sing and practice the songs, so I had dares like "sing in an opera voice" and "wearing a mustache while singing". I hope you don't mind that I am blogging about some of my favorite singing time ideas and would like to put a link to your site! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I was at a loss of ideas. It doesn't help that I am in Young Women's still and no adults were talking up the offer to do the singing time. I've done it before, but this still helped me. Doing it tomorrow. Thanks again!

Ashley Brinson said...

Cool idea I like it

Rosann said...

So Wonderful! What is the Stop/Go game in the Senior Primary "Sing"?